using xCode for C++?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by letaalio, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Can someone tell me how can I use xCode for C++ development? In the preferences menu it only allows me to select AppleScript for the default languange and I can't save files in any other formats...

    I wan't an editor + compilator (like xCode is..?) which works for C++. Where I could run the code, maybe? (Something like DevC++ in Windows)

    I am coming from the Linux/Windows world and I know I can use g++ in the Terminal to compile files, but i don't think that is the most comfortable way.

    First week of using a Mac :) and not a native english speaker so don't be too harsh on me.

    *update: it's nothing professional, just some stuff for the university
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    It is Xcode, not xCode (this is not X-windows land).

    Xcode is meant for working on projects, C/C++/objC projects.

    You want to create a new Project instead of File via the File menu. There you can pick what type of code you want to write.
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    You'll want to select New... from the File menu and then, select a C++ tool project.

    Remove the code you don't want and replace it with the code for your assigment. You can build and run and it should work fine.

    You could also compile and run on the command line, but it's much easier to create a project and edit the files in Xcode.

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